CCDR: Volume 41-12, December 3, 2015: Good news on HIV

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Inside this issue: Good news on HIV

HIV rates are dropping in Canada, recent evidence on early HIVtreatment has informed new global recommendations by the World HealthOrganization (WHO), and the UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programmeon HIV/AIDS has challenged the world with an ambitious treatment targetto help end the AIDS epidemic. In Canada, at the local/regional,provincial/territorial and federal levels, an assessment ofthe implications of these developments is currently underway. This issueprovides a snapshot of these developments and more. See the summarysurveillance report with the latest HIV rates in Canada, read about thenew information gleaned over the last few years on barriers andfacilitators to HIV testing, and consider the case for addressing thesocial and structural drivers of undiagnosed and undertreated HIV.

Table of contents

Surveillance
HIV in Canada: 2009 to 2014
Tomas K, Dhami P, Houston C, Ogunnaike-Cooke S, Rank C

Review
An overview of recent evidence on barriers and facilitators to HIV testing
Traversy GP, Austin T, Ha S, Timmerman K, Gale-Rowe M

Commentary
Tackling the social and structural drivers of HIV in Canada
Rourke SB, Bacon J, McGee F, Gilbert M

ID News
Early antiretroviral treatment: What is the evidence?

Useful links
Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS). 90−90−90—Anambitious treatment target to help end the AIDS epidemic. (PDF document) Geneva: UNAIDS; 2014.

World Health Organization (WHO). Guideline on when to start antiretroviral therapy and on pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. Geneva: September 2015.

Upcoming conference
July 17-22, 2016: 21st International AIDS Conference. Durban, South Africa.

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